Stansbury will host Tooele on Thursday in its first Region 11 softball game. Tooele will come into the bout with an 11-3 record compared to the Stallions’ 8-3 mark. Stansbury defeated Maple Mountain on Monday 6-1 with eight hits for the game. Janessa Bassett smacked a triple and Kimbri Herring knocked a double. Tooele defeated Sky View 11-1 on Friday and Ben Lomond 15-0 on Tuesday. Tooele ripped 13 hits against Sky View with home runs from Alysia Roybal and Siearrah Anderson, a triple from Rylee Whitehouse, and doubles from Alyssa Arslanian and Anderson. Tooele next will host Grantsville on Friday, April 11. Stansbury will host Bear River on April 11.
The Utah Jazz (23-52) will try to snap a five-game losing streak Friday night when it hosts New Orleans (32-43). The Jazz travel to Golden State (46-29) on Sunday and are back home for a game against Dallas on Tuesday.
Junior guard Tyler Haws was named an Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention on Monday. He is the first Cougar to be named an All-American since Jimmer Fredette in 2011. Haws helped lead the Cougars to a 23-12 record and 13-5 in conference play. The Cougars finished second in the West Coast Conference tournament and made it to the second round of the NCAA tournament before losing to Oregon. Haws was named West Coast Conference Player of the Year and was named to the All-WCC Team and WCC All-Tournament Team. He was also named to the USBWA All-District First Team and the NABC All-District First Team.
Carlino will transfer
BYU coach Dave Rose announced Tuesday that guard Matt Carlino will transfer for his senior season of eligibility. Carlino plans to graduate from BYU in June with a bachelor’s degree in recreation management and youth leadership.
The Utah Grizzlies (36-22-3-5) defeated the Colorado Eagles (31-24-7-4) 5-1 Wednesday night at Maverik Center. The Grizzlies took a 1-0 lead 4:10 into the game and never looked back as Phil Mangan forced a turnover in the neutral zone and went in uncontested for his 11th goal of the year. The Grizzlies eventually built a 4-0 lead. “The keys to the game are defense first hockey, special teams and finish your checks, and if we do those we’re going to have success,” said Grizzlies Head Coach/General Manager Tim Branham. “We did all of those things and we had success, the boys played the game plan and they stuck to it and our penalty-kill was really good tonight. Aaron Dell made a Grizzlies season-high 36 saves as he allowed just one goal and improved to 16-6-0-2 on the year. The Grizzlies play games at Stockton, Calif., on Friday and Saturday.
The Utah Division of Wildlife will recommend 84,800 buck deer permits this fall. Biologists base their hunt recommendations on deer classifications they do each year. During the classifications, biologists survey deer on their winter ranges to determine how many bucks, does and fawns are in the herds. What the biologists found during their most recent deer classification, combined with the success general-season deer hunters found in fall 2013, paint an encouraging picture. The success hunters found on general-season units this past fall was the best it has been since 2007. In 2013, a total of 84,600 hunters harvested more than 25,000 bucks on general-season units. In 2007, a total of 97,000 hunters harvested about 28,000 bucks on general season units. Mild winters, long-term habitat projects and fencing along highways have helped preserve deer herds in Utah.
In mid May, the Division of Wildlife Resources will obtain 2,500 to 3,000 pheasant chicks, both roosters and hens. DWR staff will provide families and groups who have agreed to participate in the agency’s Day-old Pheasant Chick program. Before the general pheasant hunt starts in November, you’ll help release the birds into the wild. The pheasants will be released on state wildlife and waterfowl management areas, walk-in access areas and private lan. If you participate, Dean Mitchell, Conservation Outreach Section chief for the DWR, says you must cover all of the expenses to feed, vaccinate and house the birds. Information about the facilities needed to raise pheasants, and tips that will help you raise the birds, are available at wildlife.utah.gov/uplandgame. The public can sign up for raising pheasants by calling the DWR Springville office at 801-491-5678.